Click here to watch Congress rip the ATF a new asshole, starting with testimony from the family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, shot with a gun allowed to walk across the border by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Senator Grassley has just asked “Why did this happen?” Make the jump for some live blogging action . . .

Grassley says what TTAG said from the git-go: THERE IS NO IRON RIVER. No “big fish” gun smuggling operation from the U.S. to Mexico. The ATF started with the conclusion that was a “network of traffickers,” and then worked to solve the [non-existent] problem.


  1. Representative Cummins – Respectfully sir, it is not “current American gun laws” that are “sending military grade weapons to Mexico.” You’re interviewing / hearing testimony from the people who were sending those weapons to Mexico – stay on task here. Just a note…


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